Latanya Sweeney and rethinking transparency

Latanya Sweeney urges us to rethink the challenges of privacy. She’s worked in the space for ten years and tells us that thinking about privacy in terms of the design of public spaces is a helpful and useful conceptual shift. We tend to look at the digital world in terms of physical spaces. In . . . → Read More: Latanya Sweeney and rethinking transparency

Richard Karn: 50 Specialty Metals Under Supply Threat

The Emerging Trends Report is 18 months into a planned 4-year circumnavigation of Australia, investigating specialty metal projects and recommending ASX-listed companies to clients. In this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, we caught up with ETR Managing Editor Richard Karn shortly after he delivered the keynote address to the 2011 Energy . . . → Read More: Richard Karn: 50 Specialty Metals Under Supply Threat

Interesting readings

Sanjaya Baru in the Business Standard on India’s relationship with Taiwan.

I added Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power by Robert D. Kaplan to my suggested India bookshelf. It is a truly fabulous book.

Sanjay Banerji in Business World on how socialism went wrong in Bengal.

Minxin Pei has . . . → Read More: Interesting Readings for June 14, 2011

Economic Events on June 14, 2011

At 7:30 AM EDT, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for May will be released, providing information regarding the health and confidence of small businesses in the United States.

At 7:45 AM EDT, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through this analysis . . . → Read More: Economic Events on June 14, 2011